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University of Alabama at Birmingham Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Alabama at Birmingham? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,636 out of 7,672 applicants or 60% were admitted making University of Alabama at Birmingham a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Alabama at Birmingham typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,986 2,686 7,672
Accepted 2,926 1,710 4,636
Acceptance Rate 59% 64% 60%
Enrolled 982 639 1,621
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 37% 35%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Alabama at Birmingham and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Alabama at Birmingham regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Alabama at Birmingham.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1120 1360
SAT Reading 570 660
SAT Math 550 700
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 22 30
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >72%
25 to 28 Avg + 60%-72%
22 to 25 Avg - 47%-60%
19 to 22 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 19 Low <34%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >72%
1240 to 1360 Avg + 60%-72%
1120 to 1240 Avg - 47%-60%
1000 to 1120 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1000 Low <34%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Alabama at Birmingham. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Alabama at Birmingham accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 47% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Alabama at Birmingham and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100663 IPEDS survey data for University of Alabama at Birmingham.